PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia cat is heading home from the vet on Friday after authorities say he was the victim of an intentional dog attack.Officials are calling the recovery of Buddy the cat ‘miraculous’ as he heads to a foster home with a veterinarian where he’ll get continued care.Last week, Buddy was on a front porch in Philadelphia’s Frankford neighborhood.
Video of the incident showed two suspects, ages 17 and 12, walking by the porch with their dogs. When the suspects spotted the car, authorities say they dropped the dogs’ leashes, allowing their lunging dogs to attack a defenseless Buddy.
The two suspects watched from the sidewalk until a homeowner opened the front door, scaring them off. Buddy suffered serious injuries in the attack and required constant monitoring at the Pennsylvania SPCA’s headquarters.
Two juveniles, 12 and 17, are facing charges after authorities allege they intentionally allowed their dogs to attack a cat that was sitting on the porch of a home in Frankford.